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NSU receives award for excellence in student voter engagement

Published 12/4/17

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University was recognized at the first-ever ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony on Oct. 19. The ceremony recognized colleges and universities for their commitment to increasing college student voting rates. NSU received a bronze seal for achieving a student voting rate between 50 and 59 percent.

“I am proud to honor NSU with an ALL IN Challenge bronze seal in recognition of their dedication, hard work and achievement,” Zaneeta E. Daver, director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, said. “NSU is not only ensuring that a more representative population participates in our nations democracy, but is educating students to be civic-minded. They are an example to be emulated.”

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a national awards program that encourages higher education institutions to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship, and make democratic participation a core value on their campus.

By joining the Challenge, campuses commit to convening a campus-wide committee that includes members from academic affairs, student affairs and the student body, as well as any other relevant stakeholders; developing and implementing an action plan to improve democratic engagement; participating in the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) in order to measure student voting rates; and sharing their campus’ action plan and NSLVE results in order to be eligible for a recognition seal and/or awards.

More than 300 campuses, enrolling more than 4 million students, have joined the Challenge since it’s summer 2016 launch.

 

For more information about the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, visit www.allinchallenge.org.


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